Nick Thirkell is a London based Personal Chef
A lifelong food fanatic & vocational chef with 20 years’ experience at the highest level. Nick has devoted his life to culinary adventures and strives for perfection.
Nick' career in hospitality began aged 14 scrubbing dishes and hauling garbage in a local pub in Rural Somerset. When he left school aged 16 Nick completed a modern apprenticeship at Bath University and has been on an upward trajectory since.
Throughout his varied 20 year career Nick has always worked to the very highest standards and immersed himself in a wide range of settings. From 1 to 3 star Michelin at some of the UK’s best restaurants to catering at some of the world’s most prestigious events delivering fine dining on an industrial scale. Catering on film locations, for athletes, movie stars, for the Royal family and to some of the world’s wealthiest individuals within their private residences.
Nick has lived in 4 different countries and worked and travelled to over a dozen on 3 continents. Trips to Japan, India and Israel have been a big influence on his cooking style and compliment the classical French training. Nick takes inspiration from chefs such as Daniel Humm, Alain Arpège, “Nobu” and Ottelenghi. Nick's style of food is clean, fresh and flavourful.
Whether it be traditional French cuisine, Japanese, Indian, Middle eastern or American diner style cuisine Nick is able to call on his knowledge and experience to produce delicious, well presented, authentic and nutritionally balanced meals..